1886 Scarce First Edition - FRIENDS AND FOES FROM FAIRY LAND by E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen (Lord Brabourne).
Title: FRIENDS AND FOES FROM FAIRY LAND.
Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: viii-367 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full Victorian gilt decorated pictorial cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, nice small 1889 monogram on the second blank page - as shown, name of a previous owner on the upper margin of title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated by Linley Sambourne.
Estimation: (USD 500 - USD 600)
The book: Scarce and attractive illustrated First edition of FRIENDS AND FOES FROM FAIRYLAND by Lord Brabourne. The three included Fairy Tales are: The Cat-Man; The Witches of Headcorn; Rigamarole or, The Search for a Soul.
The author: Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne PC (29 April 1829 – 6 February 1893), known as E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen, was a British Liberal politician. He served as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department under Lord Russell in 1866 and under William Ewart Gladstone from 1868 to 1871 and was also Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under Gladstone from 1871 to 1874. In 1880 he was elevated to the peerage as Baron Brabourne. In a letter of 1971, J. R. R. Tolkien recalled that, as a small child, his bedtime reading was the fairy stories of Knatchbull-Hugessen. He recalled especially being read one story of an ogre who catches his dinner by disguising himself as a tree.
The illustrator: Edward Linley Sambourne (4 January 1844 – 3 August 1910) was an English cartoonist and illustrator most famous for being a draughtsman for the satirical magazine Punch for more than forty years and rising to the position of "First Cartoonist" in his final decade. He was also a great-grandfather of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, who was the husband of Princess Margaret.
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